apologize definition

  • verb-intransitive:
    • to create excuse for or regretful acknowledgment of a fault or offense.
    • to produce a formal protection or justification in message or writing.
    • which will make an apology or protection.
    • which will make an apology or reason; which will make acknowledgment of some fault or offense, with appearance of regret for this, by means of amends; -- with for; as, my correspondent apologized for not answering my letter.
  • verb:
    • to help make an apology or defence.
    • To make an apology or reason; to acknowledge some fault or offense, with phrase of regret for this, through amends
    • to state regret that a certain occasion has occurred.
    • defend, explain, remove, or make excuses for by thinking
    • acknowledge faults or shortcomings or a deep failing
  • verb-transitive:
    • to protect.
  • others:
    • to create an apology or security; talk or write in favor of some person or thing; offer defensive arguments.
    • to help make an apology or excuse; acknowledge or show regret for a fault: accompanied by for: as, he apologized for their wait in replying.
    • to produce or write an apology for; protect.
    • additionally spelled apologise.

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